152nd Anniversary

The number 119 at the last spike site.
The UPRR No. 119 at the last spike site. Click on the photograph to purchase tickets through recreation.gov.

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On May 8, 9, 10, 2021 Golden Spike National Historical Park will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the completetion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. The commemoration will include re-enactments of the original 1869 ceremony, special steam locomotive demonstrations, and a re-creation of the historic "Champagne Photograph." Event times are Saturday May 8 at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm; Sunday and Monday May 9 and 10 at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.

To meet CDC, state, and local guidance related to COVID-19, a ticket will be required to attend the events. Tickets will be available starting April 27, 2021 at 9:00 am (MDT) on Recreation.Gov or the Recreation Mobile App. Each vehicle, regardless of the number of occupants, will be required to have a single ticket. The park enterance fee and a reservation fee, totaling $20.00, will be collected with each ticket. Pass holders will only pay the reservation fee of $2.00.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MAY 8, 2021

09:00 am Visitor Center Opens
09:30 am Ticket Entry
10:00 am Commemorative Program
12:30 pm Ticket Entry
01:00 pm Commemorative Program
03:30 pm Ticket Entry
04:00 pm Commemorative Program
06:00 pm Visitor Center Closes

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MAY 9, 2021

09:00 am Visitor Center Opens
11:30 am Ticket Entry
12:00 pm Commemorative Program
02:30 pm Ticket Entry
03:00 pm Commemorative Program
05:00 pm Visitor Center Closes

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MAY 10, 2021

09:00 am Visitor Center Opens
11:30 am Ticket Entry
12:00 pm Commemorative Program
02:30 pm Ticket Entry
03:00 pm Commemorative Program
05:00 pm Visitor Center Closes
 

FAQ

Why are tickets required? This event uses a timed entry reservation system in order to host the event and meet CDC, state, and local health guidance related to COVID-19. A ticket is required for each vehicle attending the event.

Will dining consessions be availabe? No. However, picnic lunches are welcome and encouraged as dining services are not available at the park.

If I have an American the Beautiful Interagency Pass (Annual, Senior, etc) do I still need to buy a ticket? Yes. Recreation.gov will accept federal Annual and Lifetime passes as your enterance fee. However, Pass holders will still be required to pay the $2.00 reservation fee through Recreation.gov.

Is the visitor center open? Yes, with some limitations. The Western National Parks Bookstore is fully open for shopping. Access to the movie theater and interior exhibits may be limited and will be regulated based on current public health guidance. Face coverings and a minimum physical distance of 6 feet between households is required inside all buildings.

Will masks be required? Yes. For gatherings over 50 people, the State of Utah public health guidance requires the use of face masks and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other people who do not live with you.

Can I come in costume? Yes! Dressing in 1860s attire adds to the event and visitors are encouraged to take a step back in time (and wardrobe).

Last updated: April 26, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302

Phone:

(435) 471-2209 x429

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